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National Curriculum Assessments At Key Stage 2 In England, 2018

Almost a third of children who failed the phonics check at age 5 or 6 – and failed the resit a year later – still went on to reach the expected standard in reading by the end of primary, according to this DfE report. But those pupils who performed well in the phonics check, were far more likely to read well at the end of primary. Leadership Briefing 13.04(148)

The statistics show that 30 per cent of the pupils who did not meet the expected standard in phonics by the end of Year 2 in 2014 went on to reach the expected standard in reading at the end of Year 6 this year, with 4 per cent achieving a high score. 

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